Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,043 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2801. Martha 3/5/2013
2802. Job 3/5/2013
2803. That Night 3/5/2013
2804. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
2805. Prayer [2] 3/5/2013
2806. Emergency Prayer 3/5/2013
2807. When The Time Comes 3/7/2013
2808. When Man Exalts Himself 3/7/2013
2809. Daily The Sands Of Time To The End Do Run 2/20/2013
2810. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) 2/20/2013
2811. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) [1] 2/20/2013
2812. If Everything That I Do Dream 2/21/2013
2813. When Your Eyes Did Suddenly Leave Mine 2/21/2013
2814. Now That The Autumn Sun 2/21/2013
2815. Individuals 2/25/2013
2816. Individuals [2] 2/25/2013
2817. In The Rain Forest We Were Blinded By The Spray 2/25/2013
2818. The Kite 2/25/2013
2819. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
2820. Our Love That Was Lost 3/7/2013
2821. For A While The Autumn Sun Hovered [1] 3/7/2013
2822. On A Winter Night 3/7/2013
2823. For A While The Autumn Sun Hovered 3/7/2013
2824. Bush Telegraph 3/11/2013
2825. Another Winter (Imagism) 3/11/2013
2826. I See A Small Shack 3/12/2013
2827. Far Too Quickly Life Passes By (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/18/2013
2828. Through The Window 3/19/2013
2829. The Moon Rose Like A Pirate 3/19/2013
2830. He Came From A Fissure 3/19/2013
2831. In The Early Winter (Roundelay) 3/20/2013
2832. With All Of The Dark Painful Urges 3/20/2013
2833. I Have Experienced Seasons Passing 3/20/2013
2834. Rain In The Winter (In Answer To G.A. Watermeyer And Pirow Bekker) 3/22/2013
2835. Four Walls Against The Wind And Weather 3/22/2013
2836. At A Time I Was Caught 3/22/2013
2837. Four Walls Against The Wind And Weather [1] 3/22/2013
2838. When I Catch Your Glance 3/25/2013
2839. Strangers 3/25/2013
2840. On The Platform 3/25/2013
Best Poem of Gert Strydom

Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
burning high,
I thank the God that made me free
to choose which light to follow as a guide.

In dark circumstance and whatever fate brings,
destiny and chance do not conquer
and I still rise wiser
to life and its things

and my will remains free
to decide where my words
and actions belong
whether they are right or wrong
and to no human I bend a knee
and in all things I only answer to Him
who Captain’s me.

[References: Invictus by William Ernest ...

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Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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